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article imageOp-Ed: Beck Did King And America Proud

By David Zublick     Aug 29, 2010 in Politics
If there was ever any doubt that we, the American people, are on the verge of reclaiming our nation, that doubt was put to rest at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial yesterday, when hundreds of thousands of patriots stood for restoring honor to our land.
Glenn Beck could have used the bully pulpit to take his captive audience on a journey through the follies of the Barack Obama administration and the far left who have attempted to hijack this country from its citizens. He could have railed against nationalized health care, lack of border security and immigration enforcement, wealth redistribution and the multitude of other horrors this regime and its enablers in Congress have rammed down the throats of the people of the United States.
Instead, Beck used his microphone to talk about turning to our faith in God and in each other to make a difference in our lives and the lives of our fellow citizens. Beck also honored the fine men and women of the United States military, who have proudly served their country and done so much to preserve our freedoms and liberties.
Sarah Palin, a keynote speaker at the event, also praised the military and honored the memory of Martin Luther King. Alveda King, a niece of the civil rights leader, repeated the "I Have a Dream" mantra several times and said that participants at the rally should "focus not on elections or on political causes but on honor, on character ... not the color of our skin."
Even though this event was non-political in nature, it sent a shot across the bow of those who are attempting to turn this nation into something that the Founding Fathers would not recognize. Legislative policies and judicial decisions have largely turned the Constitution on its ear, and have put us on a path toward complete destruction as a society.
And by the looks of things yesterday, voices such as Beck's and Palin's have awakened a sleeping giant, who had been traveling with their heads in the fog of the unknown ever since the presidential campaign of 2008, when a relatively insignificant community organizer from Chicago put people in a trance with his empty rhetoric of hope and change. While the American people were being hoodwinked with this false promise, what they failed to see was this Manchurian candidate's plans to fundamentally transform the country into something 180 degrees from the direction on which it had been founded.
Beck recognizes and managed to communicate the message that before we can change the landscape politically, it is incumbent upon us to look to God for guidance, and to look inward to see that we truly can restore our nation, after we first restore ourselves.
Of course, there are still people for whom Beck's message doesn't resonate.
Al Sharpton, the opportunist who injects himself into every situation, led his own rally not too far from where Beck was speaking, ostensibly for the purpose of Honoring Martin Luther King. But it was clear he was just attempting to incite his followers with talk of the fact that King's dream has not yet been fulfilled, and that many blacks are still oppressed.
What Sharpton and those of his ilk fail to understand, is that Dr. King was a conservative who espoused the core values of a color blind society, self-government based on fixed moral law and faith-based association. King, like Beck, implored us to embrace the principle of man's right to live for his own sake and seek to help others in a setting of fellowship, rather than bemoaning our condition as being the fault of others who are trying to keep us from achieving greatness.
Those who heard the message 47 years ago, and those who heard it yesterday, would do well to take it to heart and carry it with them to the polls in November.
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This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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